Diospyros foliolosa Wall. ex A.DC.

 
  • Family : EBENACEAE
    (EBONY FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Ebenaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Diospryros calycina Bedd.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Diospyros foliolosa Wall. ex A.DC.
  • Vernacular name : Kattupanachi, Vellathuvara (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Semi-Evergreen forests
  • Key identification features : A small tree; conspicuous in yellow fruit from the large foliaceous calyx lobes; Flowers bright yellow; Seeds almost ruminate
  • Flower, Fruit : April-June
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Shivamogga district
    • Kerala : Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Tamil Nadu : Tirunelveli district
  • Native : India
  • Endemism : Southwest India
  • World Distribution : India
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Sharma B.D, 1984 - Flora of Karnataka Analysis; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Ravichandran, V. 2016. Taxonomic and Phytogeographical investigation on endemic plants of Western Ghats with special reference to Megamalai Wildlife Sanctuary of Tamil Nadu (Ph.D. thesis work)
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Diospyros foliolosa. Downloaded on 13 December 2019.

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